City of Wolverhampton Council has announced a royal waive of the usual £600 road closure fee to encourage people to organise street parties to celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle.

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Street parties, where friends and neighbours get together for an outside knees up, have traditionally been a popular way for people to celebrate big national occasions.

Applying to close a road usually costs up to £600 in the City of Wolverhampton, but the council will not charge anything for residents who want to celebrate the royal wedding on 19 May.

Councillor Steve Evans, City of Wolverhampton Council's cabinet member for city environment, said: "Whenever there is a big royal occasion, people like to get out the bunting and celebrate with their friends and neighbours with a traditional street party.

"The wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle will be a big day of national celebration and we wanted to make it as easy as possible for people to organise their own festivities.

"We have waived the usual road closure fee for this special event, saving people up to £600 and we will fast track applications from residents and community groups who wish to apply to close their road.

"I really hope that as many people as possible from the City of Wolverhampton take this opportunity to raise a glass of their choice to the happy couple."

For more information and to download a road closure application form, people can visit Type=articles;Articleid=10783;Title=The Royal Wedding;.

  • released: Monday 26 March, 2018